James Hart

Fellow’s Profile

James Hart

Fellow’s Profile

James Hart

Using volunteers in public and botanical gardens

Fellowship

Themes

Focus

Recruiting volunteers to support voluntary sector organisations, including public and botanical gardens

Countries

Fellowship year

2008

Locality

South West

Biography

I am a horticulturist by profession, working firstly in the public sector, then in commercial nurseries before later becoming a college lecturer. My particular interests were garden and landscape management, and hardy plant production and marketing. After stepping down from lecturing I became involved with a number of charities which had community horticultural projects. The subject of my Fellowship was the management of volunteers in public gardens. I met many managers who had transformed their organisations solely through skilled deployment of volunteers. After my Fellowship I continued to work with a county volunteer centre, advising on volunteer management in a variety of fields. I was the leader of a government-funded programme to increase volunteer recruitment. I continue to be involved in horticulture as a specialist tour guide and consultant.

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